Introducing Resensation®

A New Technique Designed To PotentiallyRestore Sensation After A Mastectomy

A reconstructed breast that feels natural to your partner is great.

A reconstructed breast that feels natural to you is even better.

Ask your plastic reconstructive surgeon if Resensation can help restore sensation for you.

get back the feeling.®

We often talk about the four ‘S’s’ of breast reconstruction: size, shape, softness and symmetry. We think there should be a fifth – sensation.

Karen Zaderej
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Axogen

Up until now, nobody really talked about loss of sensation post-mastectomy. We want to ensure that women are aware that it can happen, but also that there is an opportunity to restore feeling with Resensation.

Ivica Ducic, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Axogen

Women have a right to breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, but that reconstruction has been limited to shape until now. It’s time to expand the definition to restoring sensation too.

Ivica Ducic, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Axogen
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If you’re undergoing a mastectomy and considering your breast reconstruction options, find out whether the Resensation technique can help potentially restore breast sensation.
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A Breast Cancer Thriver’s Guide To Summer

Summer doesn’t have to be a bummer when you’re on a cancer journey. Whether you’re just starting treatment, in recovery or living cancer free, with the right information and a little preparation, you can embrace all the season has to offer.

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How Resensation® helped one mom feel her daughter’s touch. 

Jane knows how to persevere proactively through the unexpected. When she and her husband experienced fertility issues—they decided to use a surrogate. When a routine mammogram discovered tumors in both breasts—she chose to get a double mastectomy.

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Expanding the Scope of Breast Reconstruction to Include Sensation: An Interview with Dr. Warren Ellsworth

We’ve started trying to restore sensation for women who are undergoing breast reconstruction using their own (autologous) tissue. I most commonly do this during DIEP flap reconstruction, which is when I take skin and fat from the abdomen to create new breasts. I form the abdominal tissue into a flap and move it to the […]

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Reconstructing Breasts That Look and Feel Great: An Interview with Dr. Jules Walters III

Dr. Jules Walters, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New Orleans, was not satisfied that his breast reconstruction patients had to deal with a lifetime of numb breasts. Wanting to find a solution, he began incorporating Resensation into free flap breast reconstruction. “I want to offer women the chance to not just have reconstructed breasts, but […]

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